Psycho-Political Resistance in Israel-Palestine – Conference Page


Psycho-Political Resistance in Israel-Palestine 15 – 16 October 2009

This conference, the first of its kind in the UK, addresses the remarkable projects of certain groups working in Gaza, Israel and the West Bank involved in joint resistance to ongoing military conflict and occupation. Working for mental health and human rights on the front lines involving military aggression, internal group violence, systemic interference with basic human rights, brutalization on many fronts and deep pessimism on all sides, speakers will address any and all resources for combined resistance and shared hope, whether close to home or coming from abroad. The recent catastrophic attack on the civilian population of Gaza, at the eye of the storm of sites of conflict in Western eyes, makes this event both critical and significant.


October 15

Introduction and welcome

Stephen Frosh (click to play) .


Survival and Non‐Violent Resistance in Gaza

Chair: Lynne Segal

      • Mohammad Mukhaimar (HERE)
      • Sami Owaida (HERE)
      • Mohamed Altawi (HERE)
      • questions / discussion (click to play) .


Living with and Resisting the Occupation in the West Bank

Chair: Uri Hadar 

      • Jihan Salem (HERE)
      • Basam Abu Omar (via Skype) (HERE)
      • questions / discussion (click to play) .


Psychoactive Work in Israel

Chair: Gordon Lynch 


Parallel Sessions

1. Solidarity from Afar (HERE)

Chair: Sigal Spiegel

      • Tony Lerman
      • Keith Khan-Harris
      • Yehudit Keshet

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2. Mental Attrition of Activists (HERE)

Chair: Richard Kuper 

      • Elena Lakh
      • Jihan Salem


16 October

Possibilities & Limitations of Therapeutic Approaches to Conflict Resolution

Chair: Lisa Baraitser (click to play) . 

      • Seamus Heaney and Maureen Hetherington (HERE)
      • Felicity de Zulueta (HERE)
      • Sheila Melzac (HERE)
      • Andrew Samuels (HERE)
      • discussion (click to play) .


The Politics of Apology and other forms of Acknowledgement; Denial in the Face of Atrocity

Chair: Stephen Frosh 


Open Plenary (HERE)

Chair: Lynne Segal and Richard Kuper


International Support and Involvement in Psycho‐active Work/Acknowledgement

Chair: Lynne Segal 

      • Uri Hadar (HERE)
      • Ghada Karmi (HERE)
      • Adah Kay (HERE)
      • Questions and close of conference (click to play) .


Programme HERE

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